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Nicholas Dirks Resigns as Chancellor of University of California, Berkeley

The chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, announced his resignation on Tuesday amid criticism over how he had handled sexual harassment cases involving high-profile faculty members and the university’s budget....

August 16, 2016

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Campus insources workers after ongoing plans

After seven months of protests by campus employees and students, UC Berkeley finalized plans to insource 69 campus workers from three private contract companies last week....

May 15, 2016

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Arraignment for UC Berkeley student arrested at protest postponed

OAKLAND — About 30 students, workers and Berkeley community members gathered at the Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse on Tuesday to show support for John Penilla, who appeared in court after he was arrested during a campus protest in March....

April 6, 2016

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Campus sheds light on rationale for insourcing formerly subcontracted workers

After more than a year of demonstrations by campus subcontracted workers, UC Berkeley has decided to officially insource some of its subcontracted staff, primarily for campus community-oriented purposes.

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March 30, 2016

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With Bill Clinton event coming to Cal, UC caves to union demand

With labor threatening to throw up a picket line this week around former President Bill Clinton’s big student gathering at UC Berkeley, the cash-tight university agreed to spend millions of dollars to hire dozens of contract and part-time workers as full-time campus employees....

March 29, 2016

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UC Berkeley Agrees to Hire Subcontracted Workers After Threats of Boycott

UC Berkeley announced that it would offer employment to nearly 100 workers contracted to work on the campus through private companies on Mar. 18. The decision came after threats of a “speaker’s boycott” from the University of California’s largest labor union — the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3299 — over the outsourcing of jobs to companies that underpay their workers. ...

March 27, 2016

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Press Releases

RELEASE: Insourcing Agreement Brings End to Speaker’s Boycott at UC Berkeley

Oakland: More than six weeks after a speaker’s boycott was called by the University of California’s largest employee union, AFSCME 3299, UC Berkeley agreed on Friday to offer nearly 100 of its subcontracted custodians and Parking Attendants direct employment with the university within the next 30 days. As a result, the Speaker’s boycott has been lifted, and a planned April 1st picket at a planned Clinton Global Initiative University event on the Berkeley campus has been cancelled....

March 22, 2016

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Berkeley Hires; Speaker Boycott Ends

The University of California at Berkeley said Friday it will extend job offers to 69 subcontracted employees after the university system’s largest union last month urged speakers scheduled to appear at Berkeley to boycott the campus....

March 22, 2016

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Berkeley City Council passes item in support of campus speakers’ boycott

At its Tuesday meeting, Berkeley City Council adopted a resolution to support UC Berkeley’s subcontracted workers and endorse AFSCME Local 3299’s speakers’ boycott on campus....

March 16, 2016

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UC workers union calls on Bill Clinton to cancel appearance at UC Berkeley

On Feb. 4, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 3299, the University of California’s largest employee union, called for a speaker’s boycott to bring in nearly 100 subcontracted custodians and parking attendants at UC Berkeley and to hire these workers as direct UC employees....

March 2, 2016

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